9 May 2018
Top Tips for Sensitive Teeth
If you find yourself wincing when eating or drinking hot and cold food or drinks, it may be a sign of sensitive teeth. In some cases, this sensation may only last a second or two but for some people it can last for days. However, no matter how long it lasts for there are certain steps you can take to help reduce discomfort.
Regular Dental Check-ups
Tooth sensitivity can be caused by cavities in your teeth which you may not be able to see. Over time, these cavities may worsen and in some cases may lead to tooth loss. In order to treat cavities and reduce the risk of nerves being exposed, you should regularly attend dental and hygiene check-ups. A quick, easy and straightforward check-up and advice from our team can help reduce tooth sensitivity and spot any potential risks.
You'd be surprised by the amount of people that are unwittingly wearing away the enamel on their teeth by brushing too forcefully. When brushing your teeth, it's best to use gentle, circular motions and remember to take your time and brush at least twice daily.
Use Sensitive Toothpaste
There are a wide range of toothpastes available that help treat sensitive teeth, so be sure to pick one that treats both sensitivity and protects the surface of the teeth. In some cases, any sensitivity may decrease after just one or two uses, but it's always best to follow up with a check-up with your dentist.
If your gums are receding this may be exposing the root surface and lead to increased sensitivity. A simple, good brushing technique coupled with regular dental check-ups can help manage this problem. Remember, it's always best to tackle any problems early on to avoid any situation from worsening.
In-Clinic Teeth Whitening
Some home whitening treatments offer seemingly quick solutions. However, results can often fade within one day of whitening. Quite often people apply the wrong amount of whitening gel which can lead to discomfort. In order to get the best possible results, we would always recommend in-clinic whitening first, followed by our own unique home whitening kit. It's also vital to have a dental check-up beforehand, to see if you are suitable for teeth whitening.
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